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those additional complications, because it turns out the way the fbi found out about this is because paula broadwell, the mistress, was sending threatening e-mails to another woman, whom she regarded as a threat to her relationship with petraeus. what do you know about that relationship, between the other woman and petraeus? >> well, it is and fbi investigation, that is continuing. i read both the "post" and the times this morning and it is pretty well laid out, i think. i hate to discuss it, except to say there are a number of things that one has to consider, the first of which was there any kind of national security breach. to date, there was not. and, the fbi has briefed me, now i actually wish we had been briefed a little bit earlier. so that the full intelligence committee, one of the things i've tried to do, chris, is bring both sides together. so, my vice chairman saxby chambliss and i share material and work together and that is a very important concept. with neither of us knowing ahead of time, all of this, obviously, comes as a big shock. and we are very much able to keep t
with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into petraeus in the first place. allen and kelley deny any wrongdoing and the white house backs him up. allen remains president obama's choice to become the supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, but his nomination on hold until the investigation wraps up. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, then it would be up to the secretary and president to move forward with the nomination. >> a lot of unked an questions. >> well, i think -- unanswered questions. >> well, i think there's some answers
knew at the time he was being investigated by the fbi. much of the focus on the fallout has been on susan rice, who said early on it appeared to be the work of protestors, not terrorists, as it now appears. secretary of state hillary clinton is also expected to testify after an internal review is complete. that may happen next month. allison? >> sarah, thank you so much. >>> the looming fiscal cliff takes center stage at the white house today. president obama is meeting with the leaders of both parties from the house and senate this morning to start negotiations on avoiding the tax hikes and spending cuts. this afternoon the president will sit down with the heads of 13 civil rights groups to get their input on the negotiations. >>> there are worries of a looming war between israel and hamas after more rockets were fired from gaza overnight. this morning another rocket hit the biggest city of tel aviv. yesterday was the first time in 20 years air raid sirens went off in the capital. some 500 rockets were fired from gaza since wednesday and in responsiveness israel launched 150 air
department, the fbi, everybody there was asked, do you know who made these changes and nobody knew. the only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the white house. so, you know, i don't know whether -- what they said yesterday is exactly right or not. but, what i do know is that every member of the intelligence community says that references to al qaeda were removed by somebody, and they don't know who and references to attacks versus demonstrations, were... >> chris: let me ask you a question. will your committee, the senate intelligence committee, call ambassador susan rice to ask her to testify? >> i don't know the answer to that question right now, senator feinstein and i will talk about that. two more hearings are scheduled -- >> should she be called. >> she'll have to come in and testify at some point. whether it is in a closed hearing or an open hearing. we're going to have an open hearing, too. but at some point she needs to come in and say what the president or the white house directed her to say. >> chris: senator lieberman, dianne feinstein, the democratic
of having and pair with petraeus. jill kelley is said to have called the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails from broadwell that sparked the investigation. we are told kelley and her husband have a close relationship with petraeus and his wife and that the kelleys are in major debt, owing more than $2 million on a building they used to own. >>> the military sex scandal and the benefit ghazi tax were among the hot button topics during president obama's first news conference since being re- elected. melanie alnwick is live with more. -- and the benghazi attack. >> reporter: we have the controversy over susan rice and now over excia director david petraeus. it was a business bit of a problem. a lot of senators thought he would not be the one to testify ands you reported, he will be testifying but not about the fair that brought him down. president obama yesterday taking on those controversies in a wide-ranging press conference. republicans had been furious about what they see as a changing time line in the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed ambassad
to testify before the house intelligence committee, and it really begs the question of what did the fbi know and when did they know it? how long did they sit on that information? i recall general petraeus briefed the senate about what happened in benghazi. did he have this looming over his head? >> reporter: general petraeus, who has been married to his wife holly since 1974, called his extra marital affair, quote, unacceptable, and said it showed, quote, extremely poor judgment. senator diane feinstein, chairman of the senate intelligence committee, lamented the loss of petraeus at the cia, writing in a statement, quote, this is an enormous loss for our nation's intelligence community and for our country. she goes on to say, quote, i wish president obama had not accepted this resignation, but i understand and respect the decision. cia deputy director michael morel will head the cia for now, until president obama decides on another director. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >>> well, a long-awaited vote count is finally in. it is official. florida's 29 electoral votes go to presiden
to question his alibi. >> reporter: in fact, an fbi agent told the court there was a one in 10 million chance the hair did not belong to the suspect. susan remembers careful deliberations in the jury room, but was conflicted by her role these years later. >> intellectually i don't feel responsible. i think that it was a thoughtful process in the deliberations and that we made, as a group we made what i think ended up as a unanimous decision, if everyone didn't come along at the same pace. based on what there was that we were offered. emotionally, i felt terrible. >> reporter: another juror told the court, i remember the other jurors, when we got in the jury room saying if they found the stocking cap with his hair, then he had to be guilty and that was it. that's what the jury based everything on. how else could his hair get in there unless he had the stocking cap on? the u.s. attorney's office is not opposing tribble's request for the certificate of innocence, which he needs for restitution, up to $50,000 for every year he spent locked up. though th
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